JASNA Cen Cal events are often a combination of Book Discussions, Community Talks, and Social Events.
“You can Get a Parasol at Whitby’s”: Circulating Libraries in Jane Austen’s Time.
Saturday, January 19, 2019. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Illustrated presentation and discussion by JASNA President Claire Bellanti
Woodward Park Library, Fresno. Free and open to the public.
Meeting and Book Discussion on Emma
March 23, 2019 at 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Woodward Park Regional Library, Fresno. Free and open to the public.
March 21 – 30. “Emma” plays at Fresno Pacific Theater Arts. Directed by member Brooke Aiello. More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jane-austens-emma-tickets-52336355448
Summer Event: TBA
Meeting and Book Discussion on “Sense and Sensibility”
August 31 at 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Location Fresno County Library Branch TBA. Free and open to the public.
September 21: JASNA NorCal is hosting Dr. Devoney Looser to discuss her edition of “Sense and Sensibility.” Time and location TBA. Website: https://jasnanorcal.org/
September 21: Bay Area English Regency Society is hosting a “Sense and Sensibility Ball” from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the San Mateo Masonic Lodge. Info: http://baers.org/
JASNA Annual General Meeting
October 4 – 6, 2019. Williamsburg, VA. JASNA’s national convention of Janeites gathers in Virginia to study Austen, share ideas, and meet friends, old and new. Only JASNA members are invited to attend.
“Pride and Pop-culture”: Looking For Mr. Darcy in Mass Media
Saturday, October 12. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Illustrated presentation and discussion by Bianca Hernandez, co-creator of “Drunk Austen”
Location: TBA. Free and open to the public.
This program seeks to discuss Mr. Darcy in pop-culture, starting with the novel itself, charting a course through movies, television and more to highlight the odd legacy that has developed around Jane Austen’s beloved hero.